Sobriety in HawaiiMeet Ron

APRIL 23,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)Look back, my friend, on the interminable nights of sweating, shaking, pacing the floor, praying for the dawn, yet dreading what the day would bring. That stretch in the “can” when “every day was like a year, a year whose … [Read more]

APRIL 22,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) Many Groups and Clubs permit a little “friendly game” in the club-rooms. Far be it from us to criticize anyone for anything, as we like a little game occasionally ourselves. But we have all known of cases where the … [Read more]

APRIL 21,2016 MINDFUL MOMENTS IN MANOA

Honolulu folks --> Join a supportive group of like-minded folks tonight 4/21/16, for meditation, mindful movement and discussion at our place, 3241 Alani Drive, in Manoa, at the usual time: 6 to 7:30 PM. If you have a meditation cushion please … [Read more]

APRIL 22,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

    DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) Many Groups and Clubs permit a little “friendly game” in the club-rooms. Far be it from us to criticize anyone for anything, as we like a little game occasionally ourselves. But we have all known of cases where … [Read more]

APRIL 21,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES    Eye Opener (1950) When the wife would take me to task in my drinking days, I would soon show her who was boss of the establishment. I would tell her in no uncertain terms that, “When I ceased being Captain of the ship, I would sink … [Read more]

APRIL 20,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES    Eye Opener (1950) It was very hard for us alcoholics to realize that God has a big world on His hands and that He has other chores than just to give us rain when we want rain and sunshine when we want sunshine. We always thought the … [Read more]

APRIL 19,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) Reduced to its simplest form, the only true worship is to love God,  and the only way to demonstrate this love is to serve your fellow man.   We in AA show the extent of our moral growth in the extent of our service … [Read more]

APRIL 18,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES Eye Opener (1950) You can eat yourself to death as quickly as you can drink yourself to death. Working unreasonable overtime will bring on extreme fatigue that you may think “necessitates” a stimulant. Too much zeal is fanaticism and … [Read more]

APRIL 17,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950)   In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth and all things therein contained. There is nothing on earth that God didn’t put here.    True, we have manufactured things by changing sizes, shapes or … [Read more]

APRIL 16,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) Can you imagine a state of mind absolutely free of fear?  It is extremely hard for us who have had Fear, Worry and Uncertainty as constant companions most of our lives.  To attain such a state of mind is only … [Read more]

“Paying regular visits to yourself”

Tonight, Thursday 4/14/16 we are delighted to have a very special guest teacher, the American Buddhist nun, Venerable Karma Lekshe Tsomo, Ph.D. who lead a session of meditation and give a talk on "Lovingkindness in Theory and Practice". Her bio … [Read more]

“Yes, it’s only a canvas sky

“Yes, it's only a canvas sky Altar Ego Alan Dolit A dream I had once: It starts out like a scene with Charlie Chaplin in “Modern Times”. In the opening scene a statue is being unveiled revealing Charlie lying on the base of the statue. I then … [Read more]

APRIL 15,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

  DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) Can you imagine a state of mind absolutely free of fear? It is extremely hard for us who have had Fear, Worry and Uncertainty as constant companions most of our lives. To attain such a state of mind is only … [Read more]

APRIL 14,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES    Eye Opener (1950) Many of us, when we get over the Big Trouble – whiskey – sit back complacently and begin to enjoy our sobriety.   To work the Program successfully, we must remember “First Things First” and also remember that … [Read more]

Selected Excerpts from the Talks and Writings of G. I. Gurdjieff

Gurdjieff International Review Selected Excerpts from the Talks and Writings of G. I. Gurdjieff   Every branch of science endeavors to elaborate and to establish an exact language for itself. But there is no universal language. For exact … [Read more]

APRIL 13,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

  DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) We in AA have many religious affiliations,  and there are some of us who contend that AA is all the religion they need.  Yet this fact remains: the spiritual facts on  which AA is based would not have … [Read more]